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Maria Gowen Brooks (Maria del Occidente) (1794?–1845)

Brooks, Maria Gowan. An American poet, pseudonym “Maria del Occidente”; born in Medford, MA, about 1795; died in Matanzas, Cuba, Nov. 11, 1845. She spent her youth in Charlestown, MA, and the rest of her life in London, New York, and Cuba. Her chief poem is. ‘Zophiel, or the Bride of Seven’; the first canto of which appeared in Boston in 1825, and the rest was finished under Southey’s influence in 1833. ‘Idomen, or the Vale of Yumuri,’ is an autobiography (1843).